Dog Days Pool Service – Swimming Pool Questions From Safety Harbor And Clearwater Residents


Dog Days Pool Service customers always have tons of swimming pool questions with their pools in the How-To’s and What-Not-To’s in keeping their pools clean. Pool cleaning and pool maintaining in Clearwater and Safety Harbor is by no means an easy task. Tedious as it sounds maintaining your Residential swimming pool is a large task to take. The swimming pool questions from our Dog Days Pool Service customers are endless – believe us, we don’t blame you. Ask away!

Here are the frequently asked swimming pool questions that are asked by our customers! More to come…read on!


1. How do I know what size of filter does my pool need?

We do not build, manufacture or handle filters but we can advise on size. There are many factors which go into figuring out the correct size of the filter for your swimming pool, spa or water feature. You must first determine the required turnover rate and pool volume in gallons. Using this information, we can determine the ‘flow rate’ using the following formula:

Flow Rate = Pool Volume / Turnover Rate / 60min/hour
Once we determine your Flow Rate we can use the following equation to determine Filter Area (Filter Size) Filter Area = Flow Rate / Filter Media Rate. It’s always better to oversize versus undersize the pool filter when in doubt.


2. Why does my pool/spa need to be chlorinated? 

All pools should be disinfected continuously by a chemical which imparts a residual effect, if not it can cause harm for people using the pool. Chlorine is a type of “disinfectant”, also called a “sanitizer”. Disinfects or sanitizers destroy living microorganisms and bacteria, preventing the transmission of disease. We provide all the chemicals needed. Unlike other pool cleaning companies, we include all chemicals in our prices.


3: How do I add water to my spa/pool? 

Most new pools have an auto-fill float valve. For everyone else you should have a manual fill valve or by using a garden hose from home hose bib.5.


4. I am at work all day, how do I get an estimate for pool service?

We are open 7 Days a Week 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, call us for free estimate 727-791-6012 or send us an email at Don’t hesitate to give us a call and feel free to contact us in regards to any other questions; we would love to hear from you!

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